The RequirementsTo be a good fit for the Construction Project Engineer opportunity you should have:
- A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.* Ideal candidates will have a degree in Construction Engineering or Construction Technology. We'll also consider candidates with degrees in different areas, as long as they have some construction project management experience.
- The ability to read plans and review shop drawings.
- Computer proficiency and familiarity with MS Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- PMP or similar professional certification is preferred but not required.
- Bilingual English and Spanish skills are a plus.
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- A solid detail orientation.
- The ability to multitask and "shift gears" easily among multiple activities and priorities.
- A strong sense of teamwork.
- Leadership and basic supervision.
- Lean principles.
- ERP systems (we use MAS 200).
- PDF creation/collaboration programs (we use Bluebeam).
We'll also look to you to be flexible in your schedule to support the workload. You should be able, on occasion, to work in inclement weather, heights, confined spaces and marine environments.
Pictured: Creating beautiful, long-lasting, custom precast concrete products is a complex process, with equal parts craftsmanship and technology. Fortunately, QCP's custom products team of more than 20 artisans is ready to help bring customers' ideas to life in virtually any shape and scale. From design to installation, we've made it easy for clients as demanding as Walt Disney Imagineering, the Irvine Company and Wynn Resorts to match their vision with our capabilities.
The RoleReporting to the Project Manager, you will join a team that includes Project Engineers, a Project Engineering Assistant, a Molding Supervisor and a large team of Mold Makers. This team handles everything from taking orders to scheduling the project to manufacturing to shipping the finished product.
We created this role to help accommodate our ongoing growth, and you will support the Project Manager as a "jack of all trades" in just about every area. Key activities in project management include coordinating lead times, scheduling and sequencing, managing customer relations, and ensuring we meet expectations for quality and timeliness.
Depending on your aptitude and interests, we might shape the role to emphasize some areas over others. For example, if you have a talent for customer relations, that could become an area of focus. If you have an analytical mind and are particularly adept with spreadsheets, you may spend more time on scheduling and documentation. One way or another, however, the role will be broad and you won't be bored.
More specifically, you will:
- Assist in the day-to-day activities of the Mold Shops and CNC operations, and assist in the scheduling of masters and molds.
- Assist the Project Manager (PM) in preparing, managing and updating project schedules.
- Report project status on a weekly basis to the PM.
- Prepare and present the weekly shipping meeting agenda.
- Prepare, maintain and present computer generated reports as needed.
- Maintain regular communication with the PM.
- Attend daily Operations meetings.
- Assist in contract management, contract administration and contract compliance.
- Coordinate with contractors' staff and ensure effective communication with all parties.
- Recognize basic construction or engineering problems and find solutions.
- Maintain project records and documentation.
- Review and make corrections on inspector's daily reports for quantities, contractor's progress, and as-constructed data.
- Read, interpret and review complex plans, specifications, and shop drawings.
- Assist the PM in monitoring internal project controls.
Why Quick Crete ProductsProfessional development
This position is a true résumé-builder. You'll work with and learn from a Project Manager with 20 years of experience, interact with knowledgeable professionals in multiple areas of the company, and communicate with a variety of external contacts. You'll learn lean principles and gain a bird's eye view of running a small business with a big footprint in the architectural arena. At the big construction firms you might be just another cog in the machine, but at QCP you'll play an important role and you'll have an opportunity to shine.
Diverse, intriguing projects
No two custom projects are the same and each will provide unique challenges and opportunities to grow. Jobs will range from a few thousand up to a million dollars, and projects may last 6 to 24 months. You'll be able to point to the results of your work in high profile venues, as you can see from the various pictures here. You can also see our work at the Sacramento Kings basketball arena, Marin City Health and Wellness Center, The Park at Irvine Spectrum, the Garden Grove Freeway (SR 22) Project, Diocesan Pastoral Center in Phoenix, and other locations. In addition, we expect to contribute to the new Los Angeles Rams stadium.
Since our inception, QCP has remained a family owned and operated business. We value customer loyalty and we like to think a lot of that loyalty comes from the way we treat our customers. We do whatever it takes to meet a delivery date and our fleet of crane-equipped trucks ensures safety and convenience, so that customers get exactly what they need, where they need it, every time. You'll play an important role in delivering on this commitment.
The power of "together"
For you, "together" can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At QCP, "together" also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And "together" means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. "Together" means that we are engaged in the communities we serve -- we live there -- and are committed to their growth and development.
We have a strong P&L and we’re planning to double our revenue over the next few years. We’re in growth mode, and we’re looking for someone who is ready to dive in, drive projects forward, and help us realize this growth.
You'll find that our team is close-knit and we enjoy working together. If working collaboratively as part of a team in a family-like environment appeals to you, we are ready to welcome you to our group.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance programs; company-paid employee life insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid holidays, vacation days, and sick time.
Pictured above: The Jessie Turner Park in Fontana, California showcases the diverse capabilities of precast concrete. Sophisticated wall caps, contemporary game tables, architectural trim and a menagerie of playful creatures, all in precast concrete, contribute significantly to the continuity and success of the project. Below: The City of Newport Beach renovated the public plaza at the Balboa Pier entrance, giving the pedestrian friendly Balboa Village a whole new look. Quick Crete's precast concrete products were chosen because, in addition to looking great, precast concrete provides superior durability in a marine environment.
Keys to SuccessTo excel in this role you will take a proactive approach to learning and getting up to speed quickly. As you've probably already determined, this role will require that you manage a lot of moving parts in a fast-paced environment. At first it may seem a little like drinking from a fire hose, but you'll receive training and coaching from seasoned professionals.
You'll need strong multitasking skills but you'll also be responsible for a large number of details. This will require you to strike a "yin-yang" balance to manage the details without getting bogged down in them, and ensure multiple aspects of multiple projects move steadily forward. Excellent organizational and follow-through skills will be essential.
In many ways you will act as a "hub" among a variety of internal and external stakeholders, and success will require strong interpersonal skills. Often you will be tasked with holding people responsible for deliverables and deadlines. Within QCP you will find that a collaborative, team-player approach works best. However, there will be times when you'll need to leverage your influencing skills, and on occasion you'll need to be assertive.
On the other side of this coin, you should be competent at achieving your individual goals independently. We understand that there will be a learning curve, and support never will be far away. At the same time, to master this role you should have the resourcefulness to work autonomously.
Pictured: Located in Anaheim, California, Honda Center is widely considered one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. To ensure the safety of the millions of fans who visit each year, the city of Anaheim hired Quick Crete to provide precast concrete planters that meet the strict K-4 L-2 government standards for Perimeter Security Protection.
About UsSince 1976, Quick Crete Products Corporation (QCP) has remained a family owned and operated business, manufacturing an extensive line of precast concrete architectural amenities and concrete site furnishings. QCP adheres to the most stringent industry requirements and offers superior quality that only a certified precast concrete production plant can provide.
QCP is committed to building a greener and safer environment and can help our customers achieve LEED project points with environmentally-friendly precast concrete solutions. We offer the industry’s widest variety of precast concrete color and texture combinations, as well as options to customize any of our standard concrete products.
QCP has built and sustains our reputation by doing whatever it takes to meet our customers' precast concrete needs. QCP's fleet of crane-equipped trucks ensures the utmost in safety and convenience, so our customers are able to get exactly what they need, where they need it, when they need it, every time. Architectural precast concrete site furnishings and amenities by QCP. Built to last a lifetime...and then some.
Pictured: QCP can create custom products to client specifications or modify existing models for a unique and original look without the cost of a new design. Our design staff and mold craftsmen bring a true artisan touch to every project.